Advantage Mental Health Center

Advantage Mental Health Center Clearwater Florida

At Advantage Mental Health, individuals struggling with addiction are provided with a medically-supervised outpatient treatment program that allows patients to participate in work, school, and family events while receiving care. Advantage Mental Health’s medically assisted detoxification is offered on an outpatient basis, providing patients with education and substance abuse counseling while simultaneously prescribing FDA-approved medications such as buprenorphine (also known as Suboxone®) to minimize opioid withdrawal symptoms. Through this combination of evidence-based medical treatment, counseling, and patient education, Advantage Mental Health provides a flexible environment that allows for a sustainable recovery from addiction.

ABOUT ADVANTAGE MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

Located in Clearwater, Fla., Advantage Mental Health Center provides treatment services for adults and teens struggling with substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and general psychiatric conditions. All programming, including treatment for addiction, is offered on an outpatient basis. While detox services are not provided on-site, Suboxone maintenance is available. As such, the facility is among 23.2% percent in the state that utilize buprenorphine (Suboxone) in their opioid treatment programs.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

All new patients at Advantage Mental Health Center have a one-hour consultation to determine an individualized treatment plan. Advantage Mental Health Center takes a disease-model approach to treating addiction. The clinical team integrates counseling session, educational classes, and when appropriate, medication to provide a holistic approach to care. All clients receive psychiatric evaluations as part of their care to identify an underlying mental health concerns that may contribute to substance abuse.

Treatment is flexible, and many clients continue to attend school or work while enrolled in the program. Sessions typically consist of individual counseling, group therapy, family therapy, and life skills training. Clients are encouraged to remain in treatment for as long as they need to receive help.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

According to the facility’s website, the treatment team is managed by a board-certified physician specializing in psychiatry and licensed to prescribe Suboxone. The clinical staff includes physicians, psychiatrists, advanced nurse practitioners, and certified addiction professionals.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

At the time of this writing, Best-rehabs.com has received mixed feedback, skewed to the positive from five alumni of Advantage Mental Health Center: three reviews were positive, two were negative. All of the positive reviewers awarded perfect five-star ratings for the facility’s treatment effectiveness, whereas the negative reviewers gave one star and two stars for overall effectiveness.

Positive reviewers praised the therapists and the effectiveness of the program. Alum Eli wrote: “It has changed my life, literally. Everyone that works here really does care.” Another alum added: “Advantage Mental Health is fabulous! From the moment I entered the office I felt safe and cared for.” However, the negative reviewers described poor office practices and a focus on money over treatment. Alum S.G. wrote: “They say they are compassionate but all they care about is the money.”

On secondary review sites, Advantage Mental Health Center also received mostly positive reviews to date: four out of five stars based on 19 reviews on Google and 3.8 stars based on 12 reviews on Facebook, which the organization can manage. [1] [2]

Positive reviewers commended the accommodating, courteous, and professional staff and several noted that treatment there saved their life. Kristina, a five-star reviewer on Google, expressed her “gratitude” to the facility and wrote: “I appreciate health centers that are able to ‘weed’ out the drug seekers and concentrate on the individuals that really want to get help, get clean and contribute to the good of our society.”

On the other end, negative reviews considered the staff rude, unhelpful, and unprofessional, and criticized the facility for its insurance and medication practices as well as putting financial concerns ahead of patient care.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

To date, a loved one provided Best-rehabs.com with a positive view of Advantage Mental Health Center. The reviewer awarded the five stars for the facility’s overall effectiveness. “Great facility, they helped my sister-in-law get clean,” the loved one wrote.

FINANCING

According to its website, the facility will submit billing codes and statements to clients for insurance purposes for out-of-network providers, which include Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, Humana, and United Healthcare. Payment is due at each appointment. Should clients require the professional staff to provide court appearances and testimony, the rate is $495 per hour including travel, preparation, and costs of all legal services.

[1] GoogleReviews

[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/advantagementalhealthcenter/reviews/?ref=page_internal

Reviews about Advantage Mental Health Center

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  • All about solutions. No 6 months to wait for treatment. Blunt straight forward help for bp.
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    I have been going here since June of 2016, after seeing a handful of doctors and prescribers who treated me like a file rather than a person. After a complete lack of empathy and understanding in this field, I set up an appointment with one of the female staff members. It has changed my life, literally. Everyone that works here really does care. If you're not drug seeking, you will have no problems getting your prescriptions filled and refilled. There is really good communication through the office from reception to the doctors and therapists, and everyone works as a team. She is very caring and will treat you like a human (not all prescribers act like this) and the staff at the front of the house is super nice and accommodating. They will even fill out your insurance forms if it applies. Another female worker is awesome too. I have seen several therapists, and she's the only one with whom I have made any progress. I highly recommend this place. I literally look forward to my sessions with her.
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  • great facility, they helped my sister-in-law get clean
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  • The counseling is a joke and all they care about is keeping you in their pocket and getting their money every week and tell you to schedule way more appointments than necessary
    Alex - I am truly sorry you did not find our services helpful. Rest assured that we hire only counselors who are very well-trained and provide only evidence-based therapeutic treatments. Our counselors are salaried and receive the same amount of compensation whether they see no patients at all or six in one day. Counselor recommendations for therapeutic follow-up are based solely on their clinical judgment of what will best serve our patients. If you would like to call me personally at (727) 600-8093 I will be happy to discuss any specific concerns you may have. Dr. Hervey Chief Medical Officer Advantage Mental Health Center
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    Advantage Mental Health is fabulous! From the moment I entered the office I felt safe and cared for. The Dr's are caring and the staff so friendly. Very impressed with the level of professionalism and concern for my privacy. Have always been very professional.
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    Started out great. One of the women was nice and helpful. Jump ahead about 5 months and I was kicked me out for no good reason. They say they are compassionate but all they care about is the money.